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Russia, Lenin, And The Battle For Modern Ukraine

It won’t surprise any long-time readers here that I was not a supporter of the recent “Euromaidan” revolution in Ukraine. I have written on the unconstitutionality of the election of President Poroshenko… 511 more words

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WWI and the end of Empires

Last July it was the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. BBC has launched a very good documentary series (37 days… 492 more words

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This Is Why I Love Serbia

Long-time readers of this blog will know that I’m a huge Serbophile. (My spellchecker is telling me that’s not a word, but I say it is.) I’ve never been to Serbia, but I really want to go, as I’m a great admirer of the Serbian language and Serbian people. 200 more words

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Anna Anderson: Resurrecting Anastasia

1920, Berlin. A young woman jumps into a canal, only to be saved by a passing police-man. Her body bears the marks of violence. After a brief stint at a local asylum and months and months of refusals to reveal her true identity,  the troubled young woman begins to claim she is, in fact, the lost Russian Princess Anastasia Romanov. 381 more words

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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Hamlet's Mouse-Trap Film

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites. 354 more words

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Kiev, One Century Ago

It’s remarkable how much—and how little—a city can change in a century. Sputnik & Pogrom published a photo essay earlier this week with some lovely old black-and-white of photos of Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia, visiting Kiev with his family. 71 more words

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